Ladies and Gentlemen! A circus train gallery

A gallery of images from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus trains last days in 2017
Chase Gunnoe
The Ringling Bros. Blue unit circus train arrives in Watco’s Dickinson Yard on the Kanawha River Railroad. The train is headed for downtown Charleston, W.Va., for a series of sold out performances. May 2, 2017.
Circuses have made indelible marks in American culture. From telling someone who's about to make an important presentation they are going to play under a "Big Top," to referring to an uncoordinated situation as a "three-ring circus," circuses are part of American's shared history and culture. And, since the 1870s, circuses have been intimately tied to railroads. As the last circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ends this May, enjoy photos from Trains contributors of the circus' last move on rails, which may be the Greatest Show on Earth this year for railfans.
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